Author Contributions: Drs Ferrone and Coit
had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for
the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Ferrone, Coit.
Acquisition of data: Ferrone, Panageas, Berwick,
Analysis and interpretation of data: Ferrone,
Ben-Porat, Panageas, Berwick, Halpern, Patel, Coit.
Drafting of the manuscript: Ferrone, Ben-Porat,
Critical revision of the manuscript for important
intellectual content: Ben-Porat, Panageas, Berwick, Halpern, Patel,
Statistical analysis: Ben-Porat, Panageas,
Administrative, technical, or material support:
Study supervision: Coit.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Acknowledgment: We thank Javier Betancourt,
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Sue Clinco, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, for their contributions in maintaining the melanoma database.